When we compare the Lincoln MKZ's and the Honda Accord's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Honda Accord has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln MKZ's and the Honda Accord's specifications and ratings, the Honda Accord is a better car than the Lincoln MKZ.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Honda Accord Pricing
A used 2020 Lincoln MKZ ranges from $22,993 to $36,888 while a used 2020 Honda Accord is priced between $21,789 to $30,699.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Honda Accord Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lincoln MKZ loses 53.6 percent of its value and the Honda Accord loses 39 percent of its value. This means the Honda Accord retains 14.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln MKZ.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Honda Accord Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lincoln MKZ is 8.7 out of 10 while the Honda Accord's quality rating is 9.1 out of 10. This results in the Lincoln MKZ being ranked 5 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Honda Accord being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
Lincoln MKZ vs. Honda Accord Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lincoln MKZ is 8.5 out of 10. For the Honda Accord the reliability rating is 9.2 out of 10. This gives the Honda Accord a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Lincoln MKZ.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln MKZ’s base engine makes 245 horsepower, and the Honda Accord base engine makes 192 horsepower. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The Accord is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 miles. This gives the Honda Accord the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln MKZ. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the Honda Accord has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lincoln MKZ and the Honda Accord have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.